Inspired by Allie, I’ve also decided that I should give my self-drafted makes more love by giving them more presence through naming them. I’m guilty of downplaying self-drafted patterns, by no means are they easier to make than commercial patterns. In-fact they require even more effort!
This blog tour is hosted by Sewing by Ti and the theme is Ch-Ch-Changes.
Those of you who have followed me for awhile would know that recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought into curating a sustainable and intentional wardrobe. I want to fill my wardrobe with pieces that not only suits my current lifestyle but one that can also keep me inspired.
Happy Monday! This will be the first of many post regarding Seoul as I’ll be putting up some posts regarding places to go and things to look out for especially when travelling with a toddler. I started the Around the World fabric series for a while now to document all these fabric places I’ve been to whenever I travel. Part of the fun is researching these places and eventually making it there and immersing myself in what the place has to offer and its culture.
Just this week I posted on Instagram (@adesays) about how weekends for me is all about exploring the outdoors and running about and that short is now my go to outfit for the weekends. What then work great with shorts would be some neat nice tank/blouse which I really have a lack for.
I had a successful October by giving myself a realistic goal and meeting it, and it has no doubt given me confidence and motivation to do the same for November. This systematic way of identifying my sewing plans and slowly conquering it means I keep my eye on the goal (not distracted by the gazillion projects I have in my mind) and enjoy the fruits of it later on.
I am extremely pleased to share that I’ve kept to plan and sewed up the knit skirt and sleeved shift dress like what I have intended to. In-fact, I did more than what I’ve bargained for.
I managed to make time to sew amid a very busy 2 weeks at the end of October with us celebrating both Junior and my birthday. It was a very intimate birthday celebration this year and I am truly glad to be surrounded by family.
My mum who was my sewing teacher in the initial days before I decided to enrol into a dressmaking class was all about self-drafted patterns. Often she finds her inspirations from Japanese sewing magazines or relied on some of these patterns inserts that came with the magazines. When it came to commercial patterns in the likes of Simplicity or Vogue, she simply was not a fan. The main reason for her was the fitting issues and modifications needed for it to work for her.